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RE: Sylvester Stallone - 7/7/2010 9:56:01 AM   
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I sat Mrs B down last night to watch First Blood. She laughed when I said it was the first Rambo film but I convinced her it wasn't just a dumb action movie.

Although it gets just a bit silly towards the end with the HUGE explosions its still a great film and I wasnt surprised to see Sly on the writing credit. There are moments in the film as in Rocky where you see that when he wanted to he could act before the muscles and the action man persona took over everything he did.

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RE: Sylvester Stallone - 13/7/2010 8:35:19 PM   
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I was watching the 'SPIKE Guy's Choice Awards' on VIVA last night; Great Fun. It kickstarted with Stallone recieving the 'GUYcon' Award. Arnold Schwarzenegger presented the award the Sly after joking about him being the King of Sequels - "Six Rockys, Four Rambos and Three Marriages!"  Sly of course got a standing ovation and he was quick to congratulate the 'Young Bloods' of Action Cinema Randy Couture, Jason Statham and Terry Crews who were also present, for their work in THE EXPENDABLES.

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RE: Sylvester Stallone - 14/7/2010 12:03:09 PM   
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Sylvester Stallone regrets making comedies like Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot - because they ruined his career.

The movie star teamed up with Golden Girls star Estelle Getty in the 1992 film and he now accepts it was a big mistake - because his fans didn't approve of him making something so silly.

Stallone tells Cigar Aficionado magazine, "The audience expects certain kinds of films out of certain actors. I made the mistake of going too far off the beaten track. John Wayne knew what his audience wanted; he never would have made Stop! or My Mom Will Shoot.

"People underestimate the relationship certain actors have with their audience. When you mock that by doing something so far off-centre, they let you know.

"Someone once said that if you give an audience what it wants, you'll be around for a long time, and if you give them what you want, you'll wind up broke."

And, at 63, Stallone not only regrets the films he made but the films he passed on, like Romancing The Stone, Witness and Coming Home.

He adds, "I would like to have done a few more dramas."


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RE: Sylvester Stallone - 14/7/2010 12:09:27 PM   
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It was the insistence on giving people what they want that probably has stopped him getting the recognition he deserves. He's right in saying he should have done more dramas because he's a pretty talented actor as shown by the likes of Copland. Non-fans just write him off as a knuckle dragging action star which is hugely unfair.

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RE: Sylvester Stallone - 14/7/2010 2:47:44 PM   
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He rejected Witness?

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RE: Sylvester Stallone - 25/7/2010 10:59:54 AM   
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http://uk.ign.com/action-hero/sylvester-stallone.html

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RE: Sylvester Stallone - 5/8/2010 9:42:11 PM   
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Snake seeing as youre the biggest Stallone fan on the planet, I'd be interested to know which of his movies you really don't like. For example, what are your thoughts on Driven? He wrote that didnt he? I actually quite like it (despite many faults, one of which being it has no story and no real villain/ antagonist).

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RE: Sylvester Stallone - 5/8/2010 10:13:27 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Snake-Eyes

I was watching the 'SPIKE Guy's Choice Awards' on VIVA last night; Great Fun. It kickstarted with Stallone recieving the 'GUYcon' Award. Arnold Schwarzenegger presented the award the Sly after joking about him being the King of Sequels - "Six Rockys, Four Rambos and Three Marriages!"  Sly of course got a standing ovation and he was quick to congratulate the 'Young Bloods' of Action Cinema Randy Couture, Jason Statham and Terry Crews who were also present, for their work in THE EXPENDABLES.


I saw that too! It was a great presentation

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RE: Sylvester Stallone - 5/8/2010 10:49:59 PM   
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ORIGINAL: DONOVAN KURTWOOD

Snake seeing as youre the biggest Stallone fan on the planet, I'd be interested to know which of his movies you really don't like. For example, what are your thoughts on Driven? He wrote that didnt he? I actually quite like it (despite many faults, one of which being it has no story and no real villain/ antagonist).



Interesting question DK and there are quite a few of his films that I actually HATE and wish he'd done something else instead:

STOP! OR MY MOM WILL SHOOT - Seriously, WHAT WAS HE THINKING?! NOBODY likes this!

DRIVEN - Didn't like it at all. I remember buying the R1 dvd before it was released in UK cinemas. I was looking forward to the reunion of the Actor / Director team of CLIFFHANGER but it just wasn't up to scratch.

D-TOX - I started watching this on late night TV once but lost interest about 20 minutes in. Poor film.

ASSASSINS - I got to see this at the London Premiere back in 1995 and just missed out on the chance to meet Sly! As for the film,worth a watch but overall, pretty weak. Coulda been really special if you think about it. Banderas was quite amusing in some scenes. Plus I HATE Julianne Moore.

I refuse to watch RHINESTONE, SHADE and OSCAR. They suck. Everyone knows this.



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RE: Sylvester Stallone - 5/8/2010 10:57:22 PM   
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Assassins: 'FUCK, SHEEET, MOTHERFUCKER! FUCK, SHEEET!' Hilarious moment with Banderas

As im the biggest slasher fan around i really like D-Tox! Who woulda thought Stallone wouldve done a slasher!

You're right man, Driven is NOWHERE near as good as Cliffhanger.

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RE: Sylvester Stallone - 6/8/2010 2:49:00 AM   
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The problem with Driven wasn't that it lacked plot and had no antagonist, it is that all the characters were vapid, empty meatbags, Stallone's Hummer character dropped the entire thing into unintentional comedy and the races themselves made Wacky Races look realistic. It was also my first Stallone film ever, which did not leave me with a good impression of the guy.

That said, it is not as bad as Get Carter and Staying Alive (why does this film even exist?).


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RE: Sylvester Stallone - 26/1/2011 6:37:54 PM   
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Im looking forward to The Expendables Directors Cut. i purposely didnt buy the BD yet for this reason alone!

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RE: Sylvester Stallone - 26/1/2011 6:49:53 PM   
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Im looking forward to The Expendables Directors Cut. i purposely didnt buy the BD yet for this reason alone!


Should be worth a peek! And the sequel should be rolling into production soon too.

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RE: Sylvester Stallone - 26/1/2011 7:11:37 PM   
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i watched Universal Soldier Regeneration last week. Awesome movie! Dolph's contributions in the commentary were great too, you can tell he's very fond of sly!

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Sylvester Stallone - 2/2/2011 9:20:45 PM   
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quote:

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i watched Universal Soldier Regeneration last week. Awesome movie! Dolph's contributions in the commentary were great too, you can tell he's very fond of sly!



I was talking to a mate about that commentary - how both Lundgren and director John Hyams speak so highly of Stallone and his film-making style - I wonder how Mr. Van Damme felt about the guys talking about RAMBO 4 on a talk-track about his film?! I was a wee bit gutted that Dolph (and some of the other guys) didn't do a commentary track for THE EXPENDABLES.

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Sylvester Stallone - 3/2/2011 5:13:03 AM   
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Random Cool Image: Arnie n' Sly, back in the day -



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RE: Sylvester Stallone - 21/2/2011 3:18:56 PM   
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just perusing IMDB and saw that - apparently - Sly is in Pre Production for a movie called Headshot or something. About a hitman and a cop who team up together after their respective partners are killed by a common enemy. Little else on it so it could just as easily be bollocks! At the time of reading it doesn't look like sly will have a hand in the writing or the directing.
I reckon, since the last 3 movies he's been in have been his own, he should be selective on who he works for next. Wouldn't like to see him team up with a little known director. Would love to see him directed by someone like Scorsese or Tarantino. Maybe James Mangold could do something "more actorly" with him, ala Copland...

Just a thought...

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SYLVESTER STALLONE - 21/2/2011 5:10:03 PM   
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Yeah, EMPIRE reported on HEADSHOT also. Sound intriguing enough. I agree with you about Sly re-teaming with James Mangold, as long as it's more COPLAND and/or 3:10 TO YUMA and not some nonsense like KNIGHT & DAY!

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RE: SYLVESTER STALLONE - 21/2/2011 8:22:07 PM   
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Yeah, EMPIRE reported on HEADSHOT also. Sound intriguing enough. I agree with you about Sly re-teaming with James Mangold, as long as it's more COPLAND and/or 3:10 TO YUMA and not some nonsense like KNIGHT & DAY!

AAAAAAAAH!!! not Knight And Day it was total garbage,Sly might make the odd turkey,but at least they are watch-able.I fell asleep during this heap of CGI Action??? movie bullshit.


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RE: SYLVESTER STALLONE - 21/2/2011 8:27:45 PM   
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Y'know, I must admit I haven't seen KNIGHT & DAY bill - just got warned by three mates (and fellow action film fans) to stay well away.

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RE: SYLVESTER STALLONE - 21/2/2011 10:10:02 PM   
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I really like Knight & Day!

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RE: SYLVESTER STALLONE - 7/7/2011 12:18:32 PM   
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Yesterday it was Sylverster Stallone birthday, 65 years old and he's still the man

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SYLVESTER STALLONE - 28/10/2011 6:29:31 AM   
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Interesting...
 
http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118045194?refCatId=13

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RE: SYLVESTER STALLONE - 30/10/2011 8:18:14 PM   
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Stallone should be given an honorary Oscar for services to boys growing up in the 80's addicted to Rambo and Rocky!! The mans a fucking legend!!! Take a bow John Rambo!!

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RE: SYLVESTER STALLONE - 8/11/2011 5:19:40 PM   
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I found this is from a recent AMC Blog (American Movie Classics). It's called "Top Ten Reasons We Can't Get Enough Of Sylvester Stallone".
 
THIS is most definitely 100% Snake-Eyes approved...

10. He Directs Well
Stallone brought a smoothly professional hand to four Rocky movies (including the surprisingly character-driven Rocky Balboa), the last Rambo movie, and The Expendables. And with only two duds (Paradise Alley and Staying Alive) out of eight features, his track record is the envy of most Hollywood directors.
 
9. He Lets Others Have the Last Laugh
Unlike onetime rival Arnold “Hasta la Vista” Schwarzenegger, Stallone doesn’t have to steal the show. His lets his co-stars have the memorable lines. For example, who can forget Burgess Meredith in Rocky: “You’re gonna eat lightning, and you’re gonna crap thunder”? Or Teasle’s advice to Rambo: “Get a haircut and take a bath. You wouldn’t get hassled so much”?

 
8. He’s Not Afraid to Take a Punch
True action stars get knocked around a little. But no one would have thought less of 63-year-old Stallone if he’d deferred to a stunt double for The Expendables‘ knock-down, drag-out fight with former wrestler Steve Austin (nearly 20 years his junior). But Stallone didn’t and ended up with a fractured neck. That’s what you call walking the walk.
 
7. He’s Willing to Look His Age
Stallone doesn’t pretend he’s ageless. In Rocky Balboa and Rambo, his signature characters are old guys — old guys in great shape, granted — but they still have no business getting back into the ring or rescuing missionaries from Burmese warlords. They do it anyway, but Stallone makes sure you know they’re going to ache for a long, long time.
 
6. He Went From Bad Guy to Good Guy
Before Stallone was a hero, he was a hood. As egotistical auto racer “Machine Gun” Joe Viterbo in Death Race 2000, Stallone tommy-guns spectators who don’t show enough love. In The Lord’s of Flatbush, Sly plays a self-centered gang member who knocks up his girlfriend. Now he tends to be the hero, but back in the day he didn’t.
 
5. He’s Not Perfect
That’s quite a body — no two ways about it. But Stallone’s asymmetrical face and much-imitated speech impediment make him seem approachable, even vulnerable. That’s part of the reason that seeing Rocky beat the bejesus out of flawless Soviet superman Drago (Dolph Lundgren) in Rocky IV is so satisfying.
 
4. He Has Depth
Having said he regrets not doing more independent pics, Stallone took time out between Daylight and Driven ($17.5 and $20 million, respectively) to play a fat, lonely hearing-impaired policeman in the low-budget Cop Land. It paid off with the best reviews of his career. Beneath that swagger lies an actor who can hold his own against Robert De Niro and Harvey Keitel.
 
3. He Knows His Limitations
Stallone isn’t a monosyllabic mountain of muscle — he just plays one on the screen. He may like comedies, but after disasters like Oscar, Rhinestone, and Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot he opted to face facts and play to his strengths: great abs, buns of steel, and those wounded-puppy eyes that make women melt.
 
2. He’s a Fighter in Real Life
At 25, Stallone reached the point where most aspiring actors bail: broke with little work to show — a soft-core porn, a couple of exploitation movies, some uncredited bits — and a pregnant wife paying the bills. But he wrote a screenplay that made an old story — hard-luck guy, shy girl longing for love — new again. A year later, Rocky had ten Oscar nominations, and Stallone was a star.
 
1. He’s Rocky. And Rambo
Two iconic movie characters who can still pack theaters — and Stallone embodies them both.

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RE: SYLVESTER STALLONE - 9/11/2011 5:05:37 PM   
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I have to take issue with the claim that he is ''willing to look his age''.If that is true then why does he still dye his hair? Not to mention deleting all references to how old he is in Rambo 4.

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RE: SYLVESTER STALLONE - 27/11/2011 4:54:07 PM   
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I think we can all cater to our own ego once in a while... Regardless of whether he likes to admit his age, he still looks good for it.



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RE: SYLVESTER STALLONE - 27/11/2011 5:09:56 PM   
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I think we can all cater to our own ego once in a while... Regardless of whether he likes to admit his age, he still looks good for it.




Hell yes. The man is an inspiration for me when it comes to physical fitness.

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RE: SYLVESTER STALLONE - 27/11/2011 5:18:12 PM   
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I'm watching RAMBO III at the moment. LOVE the way he delivers the line - "Then I die..."   BADASS!!!

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RE: SYLVESTER STALLONE - 27/11/2011 9:22:18 PM   
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I've become a recent convert to The Church of Stallone, thanks to Brother Snake-Eyes.

I've always loved Demoltion Man and Cliffhanger, but now totally love the Rambo and Rocky films, have recently been converted to Cobra, and am currently awaiting my conversion to Tango and Cash!

The guy's a fucking legend!


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